If you enjoy camping, don’t forget to take your Weimaraner dogs along for the fun! However, there are many things you need to consider before you take your dog with you out into the wild.
For starters, if you have a city dog and this will be the first time your dog will be introduced to nature, you need to warm him up to the adventure before you bring him into the woods. How can you warm your dog up to the idea of camping? Simple – take him to country parks where he will learn to familiarize himself with nature and adjust to the new smells and sights. Another good idea is to take him on a hike or nature trail. Essentially, the point to these country excursions is so you don’t overwhelm your Weimaraner dogs when you take him camping for the fist time.
Secondly, you’ll need to warm your dog up to the idea of sleeping in a tent. If your dog has never seen or been inside a tent before, he’s not going to be wild about it when the time comes to use it. Therefore, set up the tent prior to camping in your backyard. Introduce your Weimaraner dogs to the tent. Go inside and invite him in. The more your dog becomes familiar with the tent, the less likely he will develop a fear of enclosed spaces.
Thirdly, make sure your Weimaraner dogs are healthy, and all of his information is up-to-date. This includes making sure he has all of his shots and his tags are current. Furthermore, you should ensure that you bring a dog first aid kit with you on your trip.
Other equipment that you should bring for your dog on a camping trip includes:
- Travel bag – a place where you can store all of your Weimaraner dogs supplies such as food, water dish, ball, toy, etc. Note: bring your own water supply. Don’t give your dog water from rivers or streams. This could make him sick.
- Leash – It’s always wise to keep your dog on a leash, particularly if this will be his first camping trip.
- Waste bags – Bring plenty of extra bags so you can clean up after your dog when he eliminates.
- Flea collar – this will lower the number of fleas that will be attracted to your dog.
Finally, make sure you find out before you go camping if the site where you will be staying is dog friendly. Always read all regulations that apply to campgrounds.
When you plan it right, you and your Weimaraner dogs can have an excellent time camping together.